Amazed

RE Verse reading–Mark 15:40-47, Mark 16: 1-8 (day two)
16:5 – “they were amazed”…that is probably an understatement!  The Greek word used here is an intensified form of ‘terror or rendered immovable.’  These women could not comprehend what they were experiencing.  What is our response when we enter into the presence or power of God?  Do we casually approach God’s throne?  He is the Creator, Sovereign over all of the Universe…He is All Powerful, All Knowing, Ever Present!  The children of Israel would not even approach the mountain where He came to meet with Moses.  Is our ‘fear of God’ at the point of ‘amazement’?  When was the last time that we trembled in fear at the face of God?  Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” and Proverbs 10:27 says, “The fear of the Lord prolongs life.”  Let’s remember the vast privilege we have to approach the throne of God in prayer through Jesus Christ, but let’s also remember Who we are approaching!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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